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"GAMBIA"
 
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SONA JOBARTEH - THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE

 
Sona Jobarteh is the first female Kora virtuoso to come from a prestigious west African Griot family. Breaking away from tradition, she is a modern day pioneer in an ancient, male-dominated hereditary tradition that has been exclusively handed down from father to son for the past seven centuries.

Also a composer, producer and multi-instrumentalists, Sona is one of the most exciting new talents from the West African Griot tradition to hit the stage in recent years.

Sona has an effortless ability to blend musical styles and uses her innovative stance to talk about issues to do with cultural identity, gender, love and respect whilst still adhering to and rooting herself firmly in her traditional cultural heritage. Sona represents her tradition in a way that is easily accessible to her audiences from around the world, who are drawn in by her captivating voice, strong rhythms and catchy melodies.
 
Sona Jobarteh forthcoming shows
13th Aug - Klangart   Wuppertal, Germany
         
14th Nov - Talking Gigs   Sheffield, UK
         
16th Nov - London Jazz Festival   London, UK
         
21st Nov - Tagore Theatre   Chandigarh, India
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SONA TO PREMIERE IN INDIA

 

Sona Jobarteh is set to make her debut in India this month. Joined by her full band Sona will take to the stage in Chandigarh at the Tagore Theatre. "I am always excited to break into new territories, and India is somewhere I have had in mind for a while. I have had the pleasure of working with some very reputable Indian musicians in the past so it will be a real honour to be able to perform there."

   
     
     
 

SONA'S FORTHCOMING NEW ALBUM

 

Sona Jobarteh has been working hard on getting her new album finalised. It has a lot to live up to, being the first release since her critically acclaimed album Fasiya. But this album is set to be a real gem, combining all the influences that makes Sona unique in this tradition. The album will challenge both the musical and lyrical boundaries of the Griot tradition whilst still being firmly grounded in the ancient tradition to which it belongs. Sign up to Sona's mailing list to be the first to be notified of its release.

   

     
SONA'S SPECIALIST MUSIC SCHOOL IN GAMBIA IN FULL SWING
 
Sona's specialist music school is the first of its kind in the country, offering a high level of academic education alongside a specialist traditional music curriculum. Sona has given sponsorship to 23 talented students between the ages of 8 and 14 years old to attend the school in Kotu, Gambia. Named after her late grandfather, the Amadu Bansang Jobarteh School Of Music also offers specialilst courses to international students in Kora, Balafon, Drumming, Singing and Dance. For more information on the ABJ School Of Music please visit www.abjschool.org.
 
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FORTHCOMING SHOWS 2016
       
           
  21st May | Best Western Accra, Ghana Info/Book
           
  27th May | Coco Ocean The Gambia Info/Book
           
  4th June | Africa Festival Munster, Germany Info/Book
           
  15th June | Northwall Arts Centre Oxford, UK Info/Book
           
  17th June | THSH Birmingham, UK Info/Book
           
  18th June | Colston Hall Bristol, UK Info/Book
           
  19th June | Africa Oye Festival Liverpool, UK Info/Book
           
  23rd June | The Stables Milton Keynes, UK Info/Book
           
  24th June   Marlowe Theatre Canterbury, UK Info/Book
           
  25th June | The Ropetackle Brighton, UK Info/Book
           
  26th June | Glastonbury Festival Glastonbury, UK Info/Book
           
  13th August | Klangart Wuppertal, Germany Info/Book
           
  14th November | Talking Gigs, Yellow Arches Sheffield, UK Info/Book
           
  16th November | London Jazz Festival, Rich Mix London, UK Info/Book
           
  21st November | Tagore Theatre Chandigarh, India  
           
           
           
         

         

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